September 10, 2008

Getting Close

Yesterday I started having contractions again at around 3:00 pm. Kevin and I happened to be in the doctors office when they started. He gave me instructions on when to go to the hospital and sent us on our merry way. We went home and Kevin resumed his studies (he has 4 tests today before his national boards on Friday and Saturday!!!) and I made baked ziti for dinner and then made enough to put into the freezer for "after delivery" dinners. I also made fat free muffins for breakfast and prepared dinner for tonight so all I had to do was start the crockpot in the morning. After dinner Kevin went back to studying and I cleaned up the enormous mess I made in the kitchen. This whole time I was experiencing contractions with some discomfort. I was afraid to really mention it to Kevin because I didn't know if it was real or false and I wanted him to study. All night long I had contractions and starting about 4:45 this morning they started to get uncomfortable again and spaced about 10 minutes apart. I was thinking that "this was it" but still didn't want to tell Kevin because he had been up since 4:00 am studying for his tests and I didn't want him to stop if they weren't real. I got ready for work and somehow during the shower, breakfast and drive to work the contractions just simply went away! Can you believe this??? I am actually thankful because I want Kevin to get through his tests, but man it is so frustrating to think that you might meet your son today just to get disappointed that it was just your body practicing again! One day soon I will be able to tell you all about his arrival, but until then I will just keep getting excited for the practices!

5 comments:

Katie said...

You might have a few "false alarms" as your little decides when he wants his birth-day to be. Any time now!! Exciting!!!

Katie said...

I meant to say "little guy"....I missed the "guy". Hehe! Sorry!

MoCos said...

You are getting close Erin...hang in there..

deborahellen said...

Keep him in there it really is for the best. Go have a malt I always did the last weeks so the babies can come out a little fatter. They seem to be happier if they have a little weight on them. Keep it cool.

Brooke said...

So exciting!! And they say Braxton Hicks dont hurt-yeah, right! I had false alarms too...it really is a let down b/c at this point you are ready for it all to happen! Have your bags packed, cameras charged, etc, etc!! : )